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The Cute condition, also called Cuteness (Japanese: かわいさ Cuteness), is one of the five different Contest conditions.
A Pokémon will have its Cute condition raised when fed Pokéblocks or Poffins made with sweet-tasting, pink-colored Berries. Pokémon with Natures that boost Speed—Timid, Hasty, Jolly, and Naive—get the most benefit from Berries that have a sweet flavor, as a result, they are the easiest to raise for a Cuteness Contest.
When competing in the Cute category, a Pokémon with an enhanced Cuteness will score higher in the primary judging of a Pokémon Contest, the Visual Competition of a Pokémon Super Contest, and the Introduction Round of a Pokémon Contest Spectacular. This can also be assisted with the use of the Pink Scarf. Most of the moves that display Cuteness are Normal, Psychic, and Water, but moves from other types may be Cute as well. Furthermore, Cute moves are usually learned at lower levels and/or are not very effective in a battle, such as Tail Whip, Growl, Splash, and Assist.
During a Cuteness Contest, the audience will react as follows:
At the end of a Cuteness Contest, the winning Pokémon will receive a Contest Ribbon. Additionally, in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Coordinators are awarded special Accessories the first time they win the Contest. Different Ribbons and Accessories are awarded for winning in each of the four ranks. Finally, visiting Mr. Goods after winning the Master Rank contest will earn the players a trophy.
In Generation III there are 49 moves (13.8% of all moves) in Cute category.
Sinnoh Super Contests
In Generation IV there are 68 moves (14.6% of all moves) in Cute category.
Hoenn Contest Spectaculars
In Generation VI there are 93 moves (15.0% of all moves) in Cute category. 18 of old moves had their category changed into Cute, 15 had their category changed from Cute into other.
- With only 93, Cuteness is the only condition not to have exactly 132 moves as of Generation VI.
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